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Bud Norris SP

Toronto Blue Jays

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January 21, 2020 04:48 PM
Phillies' Bud Norris: Signs minors deal with Phillies
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Norris joined the Phillies on a minor-league deal Tuesday, freelance baseball writer Robert Murray reports.

Norris converted to relief in 2017 and saved 47 games over the next two seasons. He didn't throw a pitch in 2019, though, as he was released by the Blue Jays in early April while battling forearm issues and never signed another deal. That's not a good sign regarding Norris' health heading into his age-35 season, but the signing is nevertheless a low-risk move by the Phillies.

April 11, 2019 12:56 PM
Bud Norris: Won't join Nationals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Norris' (forearm) ongoing contract negotiations with the Nationals have fallen apart and the team has turned its attention to other relievers, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

After receiving his release from the Blue Jays earlier this month, Norris looked to be an ideal fit for a Nationals squad lacking in reliable setup options ahead of closer Sean Doolittle. Norris' representatives appeared to come to terms with Washington on a deal two days earlier, but the Nationals weren't satisfied with the reports they received regarding the right-hander's forearm injury. According to Heyman, Washington felt Norris was 4-to-5 weeks away from being ready to contribute at the major-league level, so the 34-year-old could linger on the open market for a while longer until he approaches full health.

April 9, 2019 04:56 PM
Bud Norris: Nationals deal not yet finalized
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Norris (forearm) and the Nationals do not yet have a deal, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

There were reports earlier in the day that the two sides had an agreement, pending a physical, but recent reports suggest the two sides aren't quite at that point. The hang-up appears to be over Norris' health, as he battled forearm soreness during camp. The delay may mean that Norris is still not close to being ready for game action.

April 9, 2019 04:32 PM
Nationals' Bud Norris: Reaches deal with Nationals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Norris (forearm) agreed to a minor-league deal with the Nationals on Tuesday, pending a physical, Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic reports.

Norris had been in camp with the Blue Jays but battled some forearm soreness and reduced velocity. He was released in early April. It's unclear how much time he'll need in the minors to build up his arm strength (or recover from the forearm issue, if it's still a problem). The Nationals could certainly use all the help they can get in their bullpen, as their unit has recorded a 10.17 ERA so far this season.

April 3, 2019 12:04 PM
Bud Norris: Let go by Blue Jays
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Norris (forearm) was released from his minor-league deal with the Blue Jays on Tuesday, Shi Davidi of reports.

Norris has been battling forearm soreness since March 21 and has no timetable for his return, so the Blue Jays opted to part ways with the veteran right-hander. The 34-year-old threw only three innings during spring training and was exhibiting decreased velocity.

April 1, 2019 05:24 PM
Blue Jays' Bud Norris: Remains without timetable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Norris has no timetable to return from forearm soreness, Gregor Chisholm of reports.

Norris remains on a minor-league contract, so he hasn't been placed on the injured list, meaning he could theoretically join the roster at any point. That point doesn't appear to be imminent, however, in part because his velocity has been sitting around 90-91 mph rather than the mid-90s heat he's typically capable of. That could simply be caused by his late arrival at camp, though when combined with an arm injury, there could be reason to be concerned.

March 28, 2019 11:20 AM
Blue Jays' Bud Norris: Misses out on roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Norris (forearm) isn't included on the Blue Jays' roster ahead of their season opener Thursday against the Tigers, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.

Norris remains with the organization as a non-roster player and should be in good shape to have his contract selected once he gets past the bout of forearm fatigue he experienced late in spring training. The right-hander was able to complete a bullpen session Tuesday, so he should be ready to test himself against live hitters in the coming days.

March 26, 2019 10:52 AM
Blue Jays' Bud Norris: Scheduled for bullpen Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Norris (forearm) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Tuesday, Shi Davidi of reports.

Norris, who has been dealing with forearm fatigue recently, tossed an inning in Sunday's spring game against the Tigers. While the right-hander reported no issues afterwards, the Blue Jays want to see how he responds after Tuesday's bullpen session before determining his status for the start of the season.

March 24, 2019 12:32 PM
Blue Jays' Bud Norris: Set to pitch Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Charlie Montoyo said Norris (forearm) is scheduled to pitch one inning Sunday, Shi Davidi of reports.

Norris has been dealing with forearm fatigue for a few days, though the issue is thought to be minor. Assuming everything goes as planned, Montoyo said he expects the veteran right-hander to be ready for the start of the season. Norris is expected to hold down a setup role once healthy.

March 23, 2019 12:20 PM
Blue Jays' Bud Norris: Still on track for Opening Day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Norris (forearm) is still expected to be ready for Opening Day, Gregor Chisholm of reports.

The Jays remain optimistic that his bout of forearm soreness is minor, and Norris may even pitch in some capacity this weekend. With Ryan Tepera (elbow) and John Axford (elbow) both out of commission, the team can ill afford to lose Norris from its relief corps as well. Barring any setbacks, expect the veteran right-hander to open the season working the eighth inning in front of closer Ken Giles.

March 23, 2019 01:56 PM
Blue Jays' Bud Norris: Dealing with forearm fatigue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Norris was dealing with forearm fatigue Thursday but felt fine after throwing Friday, John Lott of The Athletic reports.

Any arm issue is a worry for a pitcher, but this one doesn't appear to be particularly concerning. Norris is scheduled to pitch again Sunday.

March 21, 2019 04:12 PM
Blue Jays' Bud Norris: Scratched Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Norris (undisclosed) was scratched from Thursday's game against the Phillies, Gregor Chisholm of reports.

Norris didn't feel right while throwing earlier, prompting the Blue Jays to scrap his scheduled outing Thursday. The right-hander will be further evaluated in the coming days, but there's a chance he's forced to open the season on the shelf given how close Opening Day is.

March 18, 2019 09:48 PM
Blue Jays' Bud Norris: Impresses in spring debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Norris impressed in his spring debut Friday, Gregor Chisholm of reports.

After Norris' spring debut on Friday, manager Charlie Montoyo praised Norris saying, "He was really good. He dealt. He looked to me like a closer, a late-inning guy, pitching yesterday. That's good. He's competing for a job and that's a good start." Norris signed with the Blue Jays on Feb. 28, so he hasn't had his normal time to ramp up this spring. To suggest he has the chance to overtake Ken Giles -- the team's presumed closer all offseason -- seems to be a bit of a stretch, but Norris has been used in the closer role in past seasons and enters 2019 with 47 career saves.

March 1, 2019 11:28 AM
Blue Jays' Bud Norris: Signs with Toronto
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Norris signed with the Blue Jays on Thursday, Robert Murray of The Athletic reports.

The deal will be a minor-league one, per Shi Davidi of, but it would be a surprise to see Norris fail to make the team. The veteran pitched 57.2 innings for the Cardinals last season, recording 28 saves with a 3.59 ERA. He'll likely slot in as the second option for the closer role behind Ken Giles. Norris will turn 34 in early March, but he's still a capable option for a late-inning role, posting a 27.4 percent strikeout rate with a 94.6 mph fastball last season.

September 29, 2018 08:24 PM
Cardinals' Bud Norris: Unlikely to return this weekend
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Mike Shildt said Norris is unlikely to pitch again this weekend after leaving Friday's game with left hamstring tightness, Jenifer Langosch of reports.

As expected, Norris has likely pitched for the last time this season barring a postseason run for the Cardinals. Since the club would have to win both games this weekend against the Cubs in addition to a pair of losses by the Dodgers just to force a Game 163, it looks like the right-hander's season has come to an end.

September 28, 2018 04:48 PM
Cardinals' Bud Norris: Leaves with hamstring tightness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Norris was taken out of Friday's game with left hamstring tightness, Jim Hayes of Fox Sports Midwest reports.

As expected, Norris is dealing with a hamstring injury after facing two batters during Friday's relief appearance. Barring a a trip to the postseason, it's likely that we've seen the last of Norris in 2018. Manager Mike Shildt will likely discuss the reliever's status within the next 24 hours prior to Saturday's matinee.

September 28, 2018 04:36 PM
Cardinals' Bud Norris: Exits Friday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Norris was removed from Friday's outing against the Cubs with an apparent injury, Jenifer Langosch of reports.

Per Brian Stull of WGNU 920 AM, Norris appeared to be reaching for his left hamstring, though the pitcher noted that he's been dealing with a hip issue recently, so the exact nature of his latest injury isn't known just yet. Expect an update on his status in the coming hours.

September 21, 2018 06:40 PM
Cardinals' Bud Norris: Will be available Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Norris (finger) is expected to be available for Friday's game against the Giants, Joe Trezza of reports.

Norris exited Sunday's contest against the Dodgers due to a blister on his right hand and hasn't pitched since. He tested the injury during a game of catch prior to series opener and didn't appear to have any issues. Although Norris recently lost his role as the closer, the Cardinals will likely deploy him in high-leverage situations moving forward.

September 18, 2018 05:56 PM
Cardinals' Bud Norris: Remains out Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Norris (finger) is unavailable Tuesday against the Braves, Jenifer Langosch of reports.

Norris will remain sidelined for a second straight game as he continues to nurse a blister on his right middle finger. Consider the reliever day-to-day. Jordan Hicks and Dakota Hudson will handle setup duties in his absence.

September 17, 2018 06:12 PM
Cardinals' Bud Norris: Unavailable Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Norris (finger) is unavailable Monday against the Braves, Jenifer Langosch of reports.

Norris will get the night off after exiting Sunday's game with a blister on his right middle finger. The reliever should be considered day-to-day as he allows the skin on his finger to heal. Jordan Hicks and Dakota Hudson will be tasked with getting the ball to closer to Carlos Martinez in his absence.

Situational Stats
vs Chicago 7.100 2.45417
vs LHB 32.200 2.4801439
vs RHB 25.000 5.040728
Last 7 Games
Fantasy Points by Week

Pitching Stats
2009HOU63 4.5311100000 55.2592928932554
2010HOU910 4.9227270000 153.2151948418677158
2011HOU611 3.7731310000 186.0177937824570176
2012HOU713 4.6529290000 168.1165908723866165
2013HOU-BAL1012 4.1832300000 176.2196898217567147
2014BAL158 3.6528280000 165.11496867201452139
2015BAL-SD311 6.7238110002 83.010068621543171
2016ATL-LAD610 5.1035190000 113.0116676414349102
2017LAA26 4.21603001923 62.0562929832774
2018STL36 3.59640002833 57.2512723852167
Total 6790 4.453551880047581221.11220654604156564851153
Batting Stats
2009HOU111613000400 .235 .188 .188
2010HOU2744270221300 .196 .205 .159
2011HOU3153370512500 .145 .170 .132
2012HOU3050250311500 .115 .120 .100
2013HOU-BAL32703000000 .429 .429 .429
2014BAL29301010100 .333 .333 .333
2015BAL-SD38400000100 .000 .000 .000
2016ATL-LAD352726013700 .323 .296 .222
2017LAA60000000000 --- --- ---
2018STL64000000000 --- --- ---
Total 357204103201276600 .191 .191 .157
Fielding Stats
2010HOUP272736122133 .917
2011HOUP313154222930 .944
2012HOUP292935161722 .943
2013HOU-BALP32303192112 .968
2014BALP28282591510 .960
2015BAL-SDP3811146620 .857
2016ATL-LADP35191761011 .941
2017LAAP60383320 .750
2018STLP640122732 .750
Total  355188236861321810 .924
More Pitching Stats
2009HOU14563 0.7810103 .272249 14.1 .4470
2010HOU3148143 1.12125225 .256683 13.7 .4120
2011HOU7172195 0.93166323 .250795 12.2 .4120
2012HOU2147182 0.841310208 .254733 12.8 .4230
2013HOU-BAL0162196 0.90165204 .283773 13.7 .4290
2014BAL2158175 0.98159003 .242687 11.7 .3960
2015BAL-SD09180 1.2053202 .297377 14.6 .5342
2016ATL-LAD4123102 1.32121107 .265495 13.4 .4210
2017LAA35156 1.0062006 .236267 12.5 .3714
2018STL35348 1.2110009 .237245 12.0 .3775
Total 2511501240 1.00974113450 .2605304 13.0 .42111
Postseason Pitching Stats
2014BAL10 3.38220000 10.211441029
Total 10 3.38220000 10.211441029
Minor League Pitching Stats
2006 A-Tri-City20 3.79153002 38.0282016141346
2007 A-Lexington28 4.752222000 96.28558518641117
2007 A-Salem10 1.5011000 6.04110012
2008 AA-Cor Christi38 4.051919000 80.0894236873184
2009AAA-Round Rock49 2.631919000120.010442356453112
2010AAA-Round Rock Express10 3.2133000 14.0165510614
2012AAA-Oklahoma City Redhaw10 3.6011000 5.03222037
2014AA-Bowie Baysox01 6.2311000 4.14330157
2015AAA-Norfolk Tides01 12.1522000 6.212992013
2015AA-Bowie Baysox01 7.2011000 5.06440107
2016AFA-Rancho Cucamonga Qua10 1.5911000 5.24110014
2017AFA-Inland Empire 66ers00 0.0011000 1.01000003
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Greenbrae, CA
Toronto Blue Jays

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